I love connecting with friends and family members and have them connect with one another. I have always burned up the telephone wires and kept the US mail in business long before the Internet but now am a fan of email and Facebook. Enjoy the New York Times, the New Yorker and New York magazine (is there a theme here?) but also cookbook memoir, biography, Fitzgerald and certain mysteries. Creative cuisine specialist. Fan of BBC Radio and NPR. Learned to appreciate ESPN/NBA from my husband. I enjoy the zoo, the arboretum, Mozart opera, Ravel and Debussy, jazz concerts (and the Green Mill in Chicago), theater, and intelligent romantic comedies. Passionate about politics, travel, and dancing. Fascinated by science, medicine, religion and philosophy. And I care a lot about being Jewish, although I rarely attend synagogue for services I'm involved with cultural/social/educ ational aspects of the Jewish community and am all about tikkun olam.